Who’s behind L-Pub? Get to know the people who are building the technology and blazing the trail for its future.


David P. Steel
Managing Director

David was born in the U.S. and moved to Germany in 1996. He started working on the conception of the L-Pub technology in 2013 and founded the company in 2015. He speaks English, German and Italian. His background is in teaching, translating, copywriting, marketing strategy as well as media conception & production.

Franck Valentin
Software Engineer

Franck was born in France, lived in England for 6 years, and moved to Germany 4 years ago. He started working for L-Pub in 2015 and is one of our founding members. He speaks French, English and is learning German (with a little help from our products!). His background is in software engineering and system architecture. Core competences:  Scala, Play2,  Angular, TypeScript / NativeScript,  NLP (UIMA/uimaFIT/DKPro),  Git, ePub3

Battista Vailati
Software Engineer

Battista was born in Italy and has lived in Belgium and Germany for over 15 years. He has been working on the L-Pub technology since 2013 and is one of our founding members. He speaks Italian, English, German, French and Flemish. His background is in software engineering for highly complex data management projects. Core competences: Flutter, Angular, NativeScript, Swift, C+, SQL, .NET

Leonore Kleinkauf
Project Manager

Leonore was born in Germany and has lived in Germany and Sweden. She began working on the development of L-Pub in 2013 and is one of our founding members. Leonore speaks German, English and Swedish. Her background is in media management & production.

Anette John
Marketing Manager

Anette was born in Poland and moved to Germany when she was 8 years old. She has been working for L-Pub since 2015. She speaks German, Polish and English. Her background is in PR, copywriting, transcreation and social media management.

Irina Hense
Student Trainee, Computer Linguistics

Irina was born in Russia and moved to Germany at the age of 3. She has been working at L-Pub since the beginning of 2019. She speaks German, English, Italian and Russian. Her professional background lies in the areas of German as a foreign language, German as a second language and computer linguistics.

If you would like to join our team and think you have a skill set that would complement ours well, please get in touch! We look forward to hearing from you.